Sunday, January 01, 2006

Anticipation Frustration

Well, I've found a new place to hang out online. The Vanguard Roleplayers Union is a fun place. I've been tinkering with roleplaying there and honestly having fun with it. The more I think about it the more I think I'll be going to a roleplaying server once Vanguard goes live. They're a neat bunch of folks.

My hobbies have been a source of frustration lately. I recommend to everyone not personally aquainted with a real live human in the gaming industry to either ignore game beta applications or to lie their butt off on their application. Ok, actually I hate the idea of people lieing but hey, from what I'm told it works really well.

Having been aquainted with several people who lied all over the place on various game beta's and got in right away I am a bit jaded when it comes to the process. Of course I tell the truth and I'm always one of the last to see game betas. That does tend to make me a bit bitter. Eh. Especially when it's a game I really want to see succeed. After reading Ozuri's post on how they choose people it's clear to me that there is no way for them to really know. If they are picking by system specs and the player provides the specs they'll end up with a bunch of people who lied along with the ones who didn't.

So, for peace of mind, I washed my hands of the whole thing. I went and bought Civ3 and Morrowind to keep me busy. I also have my application beta's which are always interesting to tinker with.

Believe it or not, I am also playing eq again because they gave it back to me for free, at least for a few weeks. The old zones have largely been redone and look absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately no one plays in them anymore. /sigh I looked around with Ieranii so if you were on vazaelle and you still log on give me a holler if you see me. Otherwise I'm on saryn on a little toon named Tegan. I'm going to level her up with my husband and a couple of friends and go explore all the old zones to see what has changed. That should occupy me for a month til my free subscription runs out. In the meantime, if by some miracle the clouds split open and a golden beta ticket descends from on high, I'd be pleasantly stunned. Since I'm not expecting that to happen I am going to go do other things.

Bottom line is, I'll let you know when Vanguard launches but don't expect to hear much about it until then because the anticipation is killing me so I'm going to quit anticipating so much.

I've made some big changes in my plans for the future as well. Once I get things ironed out I'll be more forthcoming with information.

I hope you all, old friends, new friends and strangers alike, had a wonderful holiday month and I wish you all a happy prosperous new year!